The purpose of all components must be programmatically determinable..


Users often set personal preferences in their browser or assistive technology to help them understand websites. By ensuring components are understandable by these technologies, users can experience websites in the way that best suits their needs.

Users with cognitive impairments (such as problems with memory, focus, language and

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‘Identify Input Purpose’ requires the purpose of input fields to be programmatically determinable.


All users, but particularly those with cognitive impairments, benefit from programmatically determinable input fields. These allow assistive technologies to understand the purpose of fields and present them in a preferred format to the user.

In addition, users with motor impairments benefit from autocomplete on forms by

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‘Orientation’ requires your website to adapt to portrait and landscape views.


Some users have a preferred alignment (portrait or landscape) or physical requirements and need content to adapt to their preference. Others have visual impairments and may find one way round easier to use.

Most websites pass this guideline as they are responsive and adapt to

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In this blog I speak to Isabel Kowalska, the brains behind the new accessible WordPress theme here at

Tell me a little about yourself and your organization?

We are a team of four brands related to web development services and software for Joomla and WordPress. My name is Izabela Kowalska, and I am the manager of

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The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are meant to serve as instructional for developers and designers alike as they deploy web-based content. While WCAG’s “web-based content” guidelines refer to any website or application developed for use at home, work, or the public, they have not been explicitly designated as best practice guidelines for kiosk and

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This is a guest post by Maria C Lima and first published on

Website Accessibility

July 25, 2012. “About 56.7 million people — 19 percent of the population — had a disability in 2010, according to a broad definition of disability, with more than half of them reporting the disability was severe, according to a comprehensive

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Guest post from Herin Hentry, Senior Test Analyst at Planit, originally published at

‘WCAG is not scary anymore’ was the title of my presentation at A11yCamp, Melbourne 2016 representing Planit Software Testing, Accessibility Services which received good feedback from the audience. I thought I will follow that up with an article to share with a larger

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How would you explain web accessibility in less than five minutes to dozens of technophobic writers, and convince them to do something about it?

You explain the three easy ways to simultaneously improve accessibility, search engine optimization (SEO), and usability:

Structure content with ordered headings and lists;
Write a meaningful

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